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As seen on medium. What type of entrepreneur are you? Perhaps this question raises more questions that it ever will answer. If you're just a little like me, when you read this question there is a cloud of insecurity that hovers over your head waiting to point out that 'you're not a real entrepreneur'. Contrarily to the story we tell ourselves, this doubt of worthiness doesn't go away with success. The lingering insecurity after you climbed…

Freelancer or Entrepreneur? Seth Godin cares and so should you

In my recent post 25 insights from Seth Godin’s Startup School, my first insight was deciding whether you are a freelancer or entrepreneur. Although the difference is subtle, the impact of thinking you’re one type and acting like the other guarantees almost certain failure. Are you a freelancer? Who hires you? If sending your protégé would result in your client being unhappy, you’re a freelancer. People hire you because you’re amazing at…

25 insights from Seth Godin's Startup School

If it hasn't been obvious in my previous posts, Seth Godin is one of my absolute mentors. Although we have never met, his books, audiobooks and blog have been a compass for me over many years. This podcast, although unedited and unpolished, is an extraordinary insight into Seth's thoughts about startups. Seth's welcome message sums up the purpose of the three-day workshop, with featured content within the five-hour podcast. Seth's welcome message: In the summer of…

I choose the world I live in

The title of this post was going to be 'I want to live in a world where…' But I don't believe it's wishful thinking that will take me there. It's perception, acceptance and filtering. Let's not hide, there is so much of this world that doesn't work. There is poverty in the richest and poorest countries, we're consuming more resources than we have available for our grandchildren, and political self-interest writes the rules of the…